The only bad thing about Glastonbury is that you’re not allowed to ignore it.
Yeah, we get that it’s one of the best festivals in the world. We know that the line-up is insanely good and that it’s literally like a dream come true.
But unlike other festivals, Glastonbury is reported on like a general election, and news outlets do their very best to let you know every bit of fun you’re missing out on.
Oh well. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. To make you feel even worse about not being there, here are our top 8 musical picks playing at Glasto this weekend.
The Last Shadow Puppets
Is it just us, or is Alex Turner just getting cooler and cooler as the years go by? Watch him reach peak awesome as he takes the pyramid stage with his buddy Miles Kane who is errr….yeah, totally just as cool.
Drake is a massive fan of this UK grime artist, and you should totally be too. After all, whatever the self-proclaimed Six God says is gospel as far as we’re concerned.
If massive synthpop vibes are what you’re looking for (and let’s be honest, who isn’t every now and then?), no one serves them up in more delightful helpings than Ellie Goulding.
Catfish and the Bottlemen
With all the DJs and rappers and artrock hipsters acts dominating the zeitgeist these days, it’s good to see Van McCann and his cronies flying the flag for some good-old, straightforward rock and roll. In the words of Alex Turner: ‘that rock’n’roll. It seems like it’s faded away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it.’
The ultimate marmite band. You’re either camping outside of the Manchester Apollo for 5-nights to watch them play every night, or you’re lamenting the current state of music that has allowed The 1975 to rise to power.
However you feel, you’ve at least got to admit that ‘The Sound’ is at least a tiny, little, smidgy bit of a belter.
There’s no point ignoring the fact that the world’s most popular singer is going to be headlining one of biggest stages in the world.
If you thought ‘Hello’ had you in tears when she sang it alone, just wait until she’s helped by 100,000 emotional audience members.
Two young dudes. Epic tunes. Loads of lights and fireworks. A massive crowd ready to have the biggest party ever. Yeah, Disclosure are basically everyone’s best friend at Glastonbury.
There you go.
Really, it was a bit mean of us to put this list together. Because if you’re actually at Glastonbury, you’ll be too busy watching the acts to read an article about them.
Oh well, at least you can catch them on TV, which is DEFINITELY just as fun.
Or, join us for a cocktail and some awesome food. We’ve got everything you need to drown your I’m-not-at-Glastonbury sorrows.